Does My child Need Braces ?
Your dentist will tell you if your child will need braces or not. He/She is the best person to tell you if your child will benefit from seeing an orthodontist regardless of the age.
Some of the things that indicate that your child is likely to benefit from seeing an orthodontist include the following :
Early, late or irregular loss of teeth
Difficulty in chewing or biting
Thumb or finger sucking
Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
Teeth that meet abnormally or do to meet at all
Crowded , misplaced or blocked out teeth
Jaw that shift, make sounds , protrude or are recessed
Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the body